“Missing Link” – Oscar Nominated For “Best Animated Feature”

The 92nd Academy Awards nominees were announced this morning in Los Angeles.  Congratulations to Laika and Annapurna Pictures on their Oscar nomination for, “Best Animated Feature” for the studio’s 5th feature, “Missing Link.” Coming off their recent Golden Globe win for, “Best Animated Feature” (also for “Missing Link“)  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and […]

Golden Globe Win For Laika With “Missing Link”

Congratulations to Laika on their first Golden Globe win for “Best Animated Feature” with “Missing Link“.  Laika beat out Disney’s, “Frozen 2” and “The Lion King”, DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4”. The stop-motion feature was written and directed by Chris Butler and features the voices […]

LAIKA’s “Missing Link” Receives 8 Annie Award Nominations!

Exciting news today – the 47th Annie Awards announced their 2019 nomination lineup – with Laika Studios‘ “Missing Link” receiving 8 (as did Disney with “Frozen”). The nominations for this #OregonMade stop motion feature are:   “Best Feature” – LAIKA “Best FX for Feature” – CG Look Development Lead: Eric Wachtman; Lead CG Effects Artist: David […]

“Missing Link” Screening, w/presentation – June 7 @ OMSI + Toffee Club

Join us this coming Friday evening, June 7, for a special $5 encore screening of LAIKA’s Missing Link at OMSI, followed by a unique presentation at The Toffee Club’s back room by LAIKA Lead Compositor Michael Cordova.   He’ll share the LAIKA filmmaking process with us from a VFX Compositor’s viewpoint.  Presented by Portland SIGGRAPH, […]

Laika’s #OregonMade “Missing Link” Out April 12th

LAIKA’s fifth #OregonMade feature, “Missing Link,” starring Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifiankis, written and directed by Chris Butler, music composed by Carter Burwell, produced by, Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner, will be released April 12,2019. From Laika’s press release: “Missing Link is an artistic and technical wonder,” said Mr. Knight.  “Led by our visionary […]

Official Trailer Out For #OregonMade LAIKA Movie, “Missing Link”

A new trailer has been released for LAIKA’s latest project, “Missing Link.” Starring Hugh Jackman, written and directed by Chris Butler, music composed by Carter Burwell, producers are, Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner and will be released April 12,2019. “The charismatic Sir Lionel Frost considers himself to be the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters. Trouble is, none […]

Chris Butler Will Direct LAIKA’s 5th Film, “Missing Link”

LAIKA’s fifth film, “Missing Link,” will be directed by Chris Butler (“ParaNorman”) and cast will include, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson. It is set to open in the spring of 2019. LAIKA describes the latest project as a “globetrotting comedy-adventure bursting with humor, heart, and a profound message of […]

The LAIKA Experience – At The Portland Art Museum – “Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA”

“Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA” is a “brand new “ exhibit and behind-the-scenes interactive look at LAIKA’s creative process, that promises to take the visitor inside the world of animation. LAIKA’s artistry and technology illustrate how the feature films, “Coraline”, “ParaNorman”, “The Box Trolls” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,” were […]

NW Animation Fest 2017 Kicks Off May 10th In Portland, & May 19th in Eugene.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 NW Animation Fest in both Portland (May 10-14) and Eugene (May 19-21).  Don’t miss out, there is a huge and diverse offering of animation work to see.

This Fall Animating Life:The Art, Science, and Wonder of LAIKA Comes to Portland Art Museum

Behind the scenes, the Oregon animation studio, LAIKA, is an amazing collection of animators, artists, cutting-edge tech, and good, old-fashioned story-telling, and this fall you will be able to explore LAIKA’s “creative process” from start to finish at the Portland Art Museum. The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum have partnered with LAIKA […]